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Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 133W - First-Year Writing Seminar 3 hours

The First-year Writing Seminar (FWS) provides an intensive introduction to college-level writing. Although topics differ among sections, the course is designed to teach all students the process required for producing polished, argumentative, researched essays. Students will engage with complex texts and diverse viewpoints while articulating their own positions and identities.  

Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ENGL 107  or EAPP 107  or placement by ACT English Score or by SAT Writing Score. Online or nationwide students may take the Columbia College English placement exam. Students whose ACT English Score is from 18 to 29 or whose SAT Writing and Language Score is from 25 to 40 (430 to 800 for Writing Section prior to spring 2016) will be placed in the FWS. Online or nationwide students who score 75% or higher on the English placement exam will be placed in the FWS.